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COMPACT is a quarterly publication for workers' compensation professionals. Published by the Department of Labor and Industry's Workers' Compensation Division, this newsletter provides the most recent news and case information in the field of workers' compensation. Visit the archive for past editions.

June 2021


  • 2021 Workers' Compensation Advisory Council bill signed into law

  • Work Comp Campus continues to support stakeholders, provide resources

  • Dedicated workers' compensation help desk taking your calls, email

  • Update:  DLI St. Paul office renovations, ADR in-person activities

  • New guidance for hospital outpatient, ASC fee payments

  • DLI ombudsman continues work with DEED, others via RETAIN grant

  • Turn to Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman for help with claims

  • CompFact:  A brief look at gender differences in indemnity payments

  • Recordkeeping training offered via webinar in September

  • Annual Workers' Compensation System report to be released in August:  Long-term downward trends continue in number of claims and system cost

  • From the State Register:  Provider participation list available

  • Workers' Compensation Advisory Council legislation summary 2021

  • Rehabilitation Review Panel seeks new alternate member

  • Workers' compensation events calendar

  • Court decisions:  February through April 2021

August 2020 – Special edition:  COVID-19


  • DLI Workers' Compensation Division updates related to COVID-19

  • Denials of liability related to COVID-19 illnesses

  • Other denial scenarios that may also apply to COVID-19 claims

  • Helpful tips:  Conducting mediations, conferences remotely

  • Filing a first report of injury for COVID-19 claims

  • Department tracks workers'-compensation-related COVID-19 claims

  • COVID-19 and recordkeeping

  • Turn to Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman for help with claims

  • Discontinuing benefits on COVID-19 claims:  Specificity, layoffs

  • Waiver of workers' compensation rights prohibited

  • Worker protections related to COVID-19

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